(Closed) Bridesmaid bouquets used as centerpieces?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Hello! I have never seen this done before, but if you are trying to save $$ on flowers, I think it could be a great way to do it. Maybe put the bouquets in pretty vases that aren’t too shallow but not too tall either? If done well, I bet people wouldn’t even notice that they were the bridesmaid bouquets! You could “flesh out” the centerpieces by using ornamentation that goes with the season, such as cranberries and pine cones for all (off the top of my head)?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I haven’t been to one yet but we’re doing this. We’re going to have 3 mason jars on each table with flowers in them so when we get to the reception (before we enter into the room where cocktail hour is) we’re going to take apart the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets and use one bouquet at each table. So, it won’t look like they were bouquets they’ll look just like the rest of the arrangements.

We were supposed to do something similar at a friend’s wedding but we couldn’t get into the reception room before all of the guests. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am doing this for my cake table. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t have a good pic, but I did this for the head table only. I had rustic elements in my wedding with wood/branching, so I had the florist wrap angelvine branching around glass vases to make it have more of a rustic look. I thought it turned out nice. But I really loved my centerpieces, so I liked those more.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My girls put their bouquets in when they arrived after cocktail hour/picture taking. That’s also what I’ve seen when other people have done it. So, there is nothing in the vases when the people first arrive. That didn’t really bother me though, since it was only one table and it had the little bit of decoration with the branching.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Here is a pic that I had saved of one of my favorite examples of using a bouquet as a centerpiece. This one is on a sweetheart table though. I like that the petals make it not look so plain when the vase doesn’t have the bouquet yet.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We used the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets as centrepieces on the head table only, same with my bouquet.  Our florist just set up vases with water on the head table and once the cocktail hour started, the girls just popped their bouquets in the vases.  Mine went in there as soon as we were done with the post-ceremony pictures.   None of us wanted to hold onto them all evening and they looked much better in a vase than laying flat on the table so it worked perfectly.   

For the other 20 tables, we had vases with floral arrangements set up before the ceremony and reception – completely separate from the bouquets.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We used our bouquets on the cake table. There were empty vases then, as each girl walked into the reception, she walked by the cake table, added her bouquet to a vase, then sat down at the head table.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We used them at the head and cake table… they weren’t there before the guests were but there was no one at that table until we came in.  After the intro we just put all our bouquets into the vases and it worked out great.  Here’s a few pictures… not great ones, but you get the idea.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had my bouquet and the BM’s bouquets along the head table. So when everyone got there it was just 5 empty vases but after our entrance and we were all at the head table we put them in the vases. Except I ended up having to lay my down as the vase wasn’t sturdy enough. I think it looks great and is a good way to save $$.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We used all the bouquets for the head table.  It was a little odd though since I only had 3 bms so it was uneven and mine stood out a bunch more.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are using ours to decorate the head table. I’ve seen it done before and it looks great!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve seen this done before and am planning to do it as well! Half the tables will have the regular centerpieces, half will use the bouquets

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